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Job Listings / Visual Artist(s), The Art Bar : PRISM Manchester #2
« on: March 16, 2015, 12:31:24 pm »
" You can feel it in Manchester, the history of a million creatives breaking out of the terrace shadows and industrial doorways, the pulse of acid soaked summers, the hold and shift of swaying bodies, synthetic drums, synthetic highs. You can almost hear the desperate scream echoing off glass fronted office spaces, and ancient mills, cascading through the city, from Levenshulme to Droylsdon, them amplified across the north. There’s a feeling here that time is eternal, people live forever, Friday will always come, art is the weather vain, music is the wind, a signal, a blue bird in spring, leaves in autumn. There are no trends here, no passing phase, no forgotten classics, just one long story, the chapter never ends. we just. keep. writing..."

PRISM Manchester 2 is the second in an on-going series of events offering an experimental platform for artistic exchange between emerging artists, curators & musicians. The Art Bar haven decided to adopt the social structure of PRISM, opening it up to new spaces, new artists, and a new audience in a bid to offer exciting artistic opportunities to Manchester based creatives.

PRISM Manchester 2 : Submissions are open to all contemporary fine artists and designers, professional and student, national and international. Works submitted should address the temporary, sociable nature of the "event" and seek to explore, exploit, or disturb this.

Applications can be sent via email to with all mediums welcome. (Video must be supplied in PAL format and under 500mb).

Horse + Bamboo Theatre are looking for a male performer/ puppeteer for their upcoming tour of Red Riding Hood. We are ideally looking for someone who has good puppetry skills (tabletop puppets), is funny both verbally and physically, is confident setting up and operating tech equipment as part of the show, and is generally a nice person to work with.

This show is a two hander, touring to a range of rural and small scale theatre venues. It is a re-tour of an existing show, and the female performer will be already familiar with the show. Applicants will need to be able to drive a large vehicle (not HGV), and will need to be physically strong as the get in and strike of the show can be physically demanding, and is done by performers.

Rehearsal will be for 2 weeks from the 4thMay (probably in Manchester- location TBC) and the tour will continue till the week of 8thJune. There is also a block of shows from 3-9thAugust. We would want performers to be able to commit to all sections of the tour.

Auditions will be on Tues 31st March in Manchester.

This is an equal opportunities role,  but we always particularly welcome applications from performers from a BME background.

Please send  a cover letter detailing relevant experience  - in particular, touring, puppetry and technical abilities – along with your with CV and headshot  to to arrive no later than 17th March

Callout for new performances in unusual places in Liverpool

On The Verge is an exciting and dynamic festival showcasing provocative new work by emerging artists in unusual places and spaces that will take place across the city of Liverpool from 21st - 25th October 2015.

We are now calling out for proposals of performance work for inclusion in the festival. We want to hear from emerging artists/companies with fresh ideas who can challenge themselves and their artforms in new ways to create something unforgettable for the audience.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Thursday 9th April 2015 at 5pm.

The selected artists/companies will have access to a bespoke package of developmental support from Hope Street Ltd before, during and after the festival to aid the realisation of their work. This may take the form of creative production support, help with sourcing/apply for funding, marketing and future planning.

We are eager to hear proposals for pieces that may take place anywhere that isn’t already somewhere people go to see performance. This could be a phone box, a park, a shop window, a skip, a warehouse - or any other unconventional places or spaces.

We are looking for the most exciting, edgy and innovative work by the next generation of performance makers and creators. Priority will be given to artists in the Merseyside area and the North West.

For more information on how to apply go to

Babel Theatre are looking for a talented, physically expressive female performer for our upcoming tour of You must be the one to bury me.

The piece is highly physical and therefore we are ideally looking for a professional, trained actor/dancer, playing age 20-30, who has experience working physically, has an excellent grasp of text and is generally a nice person to work with.

You must be the one to bury me, is an Arts Council funded theatre piece about how we love and how we remember. It was developed in association with The Pleasance Theatre and has been performed at The Place, Rose Theatre Kingston and The Pleasance. We are currently recasting the main female role of Sophie for a rehearsal period and a small national tour in Summer – Autumn this year.

Approximate dates
•Rehearsal period (Manchester) 5th-23rd May
•Performance at an exciting London Theatre Festival (London) June 3rd
•Tour dates (Regional) October – November

The rehearsal period and performances will be paid (ITC Rates – subject to Arts Council Funding)

The closing date for applications is 31st March and auditions will be on the 14th April in Manchester. All applicants will hear from us by the 4th April.

To apply for an audition please send a CV detailing your training and experience, a headshot and a cover to We’re also happy to look at short videos/show reels, but this is by no means essential.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Listings / Artist Commission, LeftCoast - Fleetwood
« on: March 16, 2015, 12:23:44 pm »
Fleetwood Festival of Transport (also popularly known as ‘Tram Sunday’) is an enormously popular annual one day event which attracts 60,000 + visitors to the coastal town of Fleetwood on the beautiful Fylde Coast in Lancashire, UK. It features classic cars, motorbikes, large commercial vehicles and, unusually, historic trams (the Blackpool to Fleetwood coastal tram service terminates in the town centre) as well as community choirs and bands

For the second time, in 2015, LeftCoast (*) are working in partnership with the Festival of Transport and Wyre Council to integrate a dynamic and ambitious transport/travel/vehicle themed creative element to this great event called the SpareParts Festival.

WHEN: Sunday July 19th 2015

THEME: Art, performance and spectacle that is on, about or utilises transport and travel in creative ways.

DEADLINE FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: Tuesday 31 March 2015 at 4.43 pm

Click here to download the brief.

For more information call 01253 477973 or email

Job Listings / AUDITION Actor, Male- Theatre Peaks-Northwest/London
« on: March 16, 2015, 12:22:24 pm »
I am starting preliminary casting for a script reading of a new play for children. Everything is in the early stages - there is as yet no formal offer to be made - but once there is a production in place it will be in accordance with Equity rules i.e. you will be paid!

I would like to hear from any actors fitting this breakdown:

Black, male, playing age 20-33 years (the character ages through the piece), maximum height 5' 10", with a confident Guyanese/West Indian accent.

Please email photo and CV to for further details.

They Eat Culture is a direct creative intervention into the cultural life of Preston and Lancashire. We programme, commission and produce quality arts and cultural work, and run culturally engaging in deep projects co-designed with the community.

Hit the North is a site-specific curated programme of cross-arts work developed in/around Preston’s Victorian train station. This project is a programme of residencies and commissions placing artists alongside communities, working to present shared visions of Preston’s identity/ies.

The Hit the North – Community Engagement Activator will be responsible for ensuring positive community connections, activity and relationships across the Hit the North Arts Council programme of artist residencies, commissions and co-productions. This is a crucial new role in ensuring that our work is delivered with high quality social engagement outcomes and is built with long-term community relationships in mind.

For full Job Description and how to apply, please visit:

Closing Date - Monday 30th March, 9am.

Interviews are expected to take place Monday 20th April

To apply for this role, please complete the electronic application form at and email it to FAO David Fox, subject line VOLAD15


Job title: Volunteer Administration Assistant

Reporting to: Volunteer Coordinator and Volunteer Coordinator Assistant

Main Purpose of the Post

The role involves assisting the Volunteer Coordinator and Assistant Volunteer Coordinator in planning, organising and delivering the Volunteer Programme for the 2013 Manchester International Festival.


• Looking after a database of over 400 volunteers

• Setting up projects and briefs on our online scheduling system

• Answering volunteer queries by telephone, email and social media

• Maintaining records, filing systems and computer files

• Assisting with our inductions, which will include evening and weekend work

• Managing communications throughout the festival whilst the team are out on site

• Undertaking any other tasks/duties as may be reasonably required.



• Ability to work on his/her own initiative as well as part of a team

• Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines

• Excellent organisational and administration skills

• Excellent verbal and writing communication skills

• Excellent computer and reporting skills

• Commitment to achieving high standards

• Positive and enthusiastic attitude

• Willingness to support the Festival’s commitment to equal opportunities

• Availability for both evening and weekend events when necessary


• IT expertise

• Experience of working on or with large-scale events

• Interest in new contemporary art and culture


Salary: Manchester Living Wage £13,923 per annum (pro rata)

Contract: This is a fixed term full time contract that will run from May - July 2015

Location: Manchester

Hours: 35 hours per week but additional hours will be expected at busy times and a weekends during the Festival for which no overtime is payable

Annual leave entitlement is 25 days a year pro rata plus public holidays

There will be a one month probationary period for this position.

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Deadline: 29 June 2015 at 00:00

This year's Edinburgh Short Film Festival is once again open for entries, screening the best in contemporary International short cinema alongside Scottish & UK short films from 11th November 2015 to 22nd November 2015!

For more details see our new-look, revamped website:
the maximum duration is 20 minutes.
The deadline for applications is Monday 29th June 2015.

This year's full touring programme has now been finalised, we will be curating short film programmes from some of this year's best short film submissons for:
Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival
Sardinia Film Festival
Screenplay Film Festival (curated by Mark Kermode)
Hidden Door Art Festival
It's all going on!

Location: Edinburgh City

For further information, please contact or visit

The deadline is Monday 29 June 2015 at 00:00.

Job Listings / Workshop musician, High Peak Community Arts-EAST MIDLANDS
« on: February 23, 2015, 02:06:14 pm »
High Peak Community Arts are seeking up to 6 musicians of different disciplines to provide participation and learning workshops at a music project Taster Day.  This day is an opportunity for young people on our Tall Tales steering group to experience working in different musical disciplines and to influence the direction of the next year of work.

Fee for half day attendance, leading an activity for up to 40 minutes and working with the other musicians present: £105 (inc travel).

Following this paid day further bookings will be made with selected musicians to work on the main project, which runs between late April and early August (up to 15 days worth of work, at a rate of £210 / day may be available).

To submit an expression of interest please respond with a copy of your CV, two references and the answers to the following questions:

1)  What is your main musical discipline (i.e. instruments / genres)?

2)  What other skills do you have (i.e. secondary instruments / genres)?

3)  Are you currently available on Tuesdays, 6 – 8pm (in Buxton) between late April and Mid August?

4)  Are you currently available Wednesdays, 4 – 6pm (in Glossop) between late April and Mid August?

5)  Are you currently available for periods or all of the w/c 3rd August?

6)  Are you currently available on 9th August?

Answering “no” to one or more of the questions above does not necessarily exclude you from consideration.

More information about our Tall Tales project, and last year’s performance of Blue John, can be found on our website:

Deadline for expressions of interest:  12pm Monday March 2nd (notification within 1 day).  Send emails to

Taster Day: Saturday 14th March (bookings for further work will be agreed within one week).  Either morning or afternoon – to be notified on 3rd March.

Job Listings / Film maker/artist, Gedling Borough Council
« on: February 23, 2015, 02:04:50 pm »
A film maker/artist is required for a project working with schools and early years providers in Netherfield/Colwick in Nottinghsmahire.

At the moment a significant number of children starting school in Netherfield and Colwick are around 18 months behind the national average in terms of attainment. The schools find that many of their reception class children are lacking some of the practical, social and communication skills they need to enable them to thrive at school such as:
•being relatively independent in their own personal care
•able to communicate their needs and understand others
•coping emotionally with being separated from their parents/carers
•demonstrating a curiosity about the world and a desire to learn alongside their peers

To assist the schools and the local community in working with families, we would like to commission a film maker/artist to create a film which can be shared with parents/carers and partner organisations, to improve cycles of behaviour and the ways in which children are supported in preparing for the start of school. The film should look to address some of the issues identified by the schools in a supportive and positive way.

Expressions of Interest Process:

If you’re interested in this opportunity please submit:
•A copy of your CV including 2 references
•A proposal on no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining your initial response to the project. This should include your anticipated costs for planning, filming and post production.
•At least 2 examples of other films or relevant work you have made

Files should be submitted electronically by email or on a CD by post.

Those shortlisted will be invited for an informal interview to discuss their proposal in more detail, dates tbc.

Some further supporting information is available on this project. To receive this or for any more general information please contact Sarah Cook, Arts Development Officer at Gedling Borough Council - 0115 901 3605.

Proposals should be submitted to Postal address - Gedling Borough Council, Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, NG5 6LU

Job Listings / New Call ou Acrobatic Flyer, Pif-Paf-YORKSHIRE
« on: February 23, 2015, 02:01:39 pm »
Pif-Paf are recruiting a highly skilled and creative circus performer for the creation and touring of our new outdoor show Planetary for summer 2015.

We’re looking for one person to join our team who is committed to new challenges and new and dynamic equipment. Who has some experience in devising circus/physical theatre and movement, ideally with trampoline/tumbling skills as a flyer, to develop into pitching from the structure. Both an artist and an athlete, who can make this role their own.

Planetary will be a devised 3-handed movement show with a commissioned score on a brand new aerial performance structure that we have made mixing trapeze, acrobatics, theatre, Russian swing and the new skills we’re creating. Using these skills merged with theatre and Pif-Paf’s unique visual world we’re going to find out what’s possible. The production has Arts Council England Lottery Funding support.

We will be creating the show selected dates April-June (30 days) and touring until September and again in 2016
You must have a UK base

And now?
To Apply : email  with CV, links and a covering letter sharing your enthusiasm for the project and yourself.  Let us know which of the 2 days you are available if not both.
Audition : due to the nature of the distance ladder will be one small group on each day :  16th and 17th March full days. in East London

Application Deadline 8th March, audition invitations by 10th March

If you have a question contact Pete Gunson on email below or 07931 339 161

We can not reply to all applicants.
More info at 
Pif-Paf celebrates equal opportunities

Khyal Arts seeks dance artists to lead ongoing creative and engaging BollyFusion (billed as an excitingBollywood and Street dance fusion workout!) sessions! a result of a successful tender with London Borough of Waltham Forest, Khyal Arts has been commisioned to lead a series of 'BollyFusion' dance sessions for children of ages 5 to 10 years, as part of the Waltham Forest Easter Programme, during April 2015. Exact dates between 3rd and 17th April (roughly four to six days work) to be confirmed in due course.             

If available and interested, or if you know of a friend / colleague who might also be interested, please get in touch:

We look forward to hearing from you.
Closes Sunday 1 March 2015

Job Listings / CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:Film Festival in Bulgaria
« on: February 23, 2015, 01:56:50 pm »
The Scottish Cultural Centre, Bulgaria is looking to submit a Scottish film made in either 2014 or 2015 for entry to this year's Golden Linden Festival in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. It is an international festival and includes a prestigious award for the winning film. Last year we submitted the Graham Hughes film 'A practical guide to a spectacular suicide' which received two showings and a substantial amount of critical acclaim.
The festival is attended by many movers and shakers from the world of cinema across Europe

Location: International

For further information, please contact (Magdalena Ralcheva),

The deadline is Tuesday 31 March 2015 at 00:00.

Job Listings / POETRY COMMISSION: Disability Poetry Anthology - NATIONAL
« on: February 23, 2015, 01:54:58 pm »
Deadline: 31 July 2015 at 23:55

Nine Arches Press has commissioned Sandra Alland, Markie Burnhope and Daniel Sluman to co-edit an anthology of UK Disability Poetry / Crip Poetics, which we think will be the first of its kind in the UK. We expect to be able to publish in 2016.

As editors we are committed to the social model of disability (with contributions from other radical socio-political models), which means we are casting a wide net in our call for poets who self-identify as disabled, people with disabilities, crip, deaf, or any variation thereof, and who may consider their impairments and/or their disabled or deaf identity a key part of their thematic, conceptual and aesthetic practice.

We plan to draw on the context of anti-Atos / Welfare Reform and NHS privatisation activism, whose leading lights (particularly on online social networks) have been women, including trans women, queer women and/or women of colour – a clear antithesis to the systemic norm. In both poetry and prose we plan to explore, creatively and critically, other bodily identities and oppressions that intersect with disability to create what poet and activist Eli Clare called “marked bodies.” Racialised bodies, gender non-conforming bodies, bodies “marked” by class or religion.

Full details on website, including submission guidelines.

Location: All Scotland ,England, Wales, Northern Ireland

For further information, please contact or visit

The deadline is Friday 31 July 2015 at 23:55.

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